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Russia probe boosts bill to crack down on shell corporations

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 10:16am

Bipartisan legislation to limit the influence of so-called shell corporations in the U.S. could get a boost as Congress probes the ways that Russia influenced last year's election.

Pound jumps on Carney remarks about timing of rate hike

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 10:16am

The battered British pound rose sharply after the head of the Bank of England made remarks that could be seen as bringing an interest-rate increase closer.

Samsung investing $380M in South Carolina, creating 950 jobs

Seanna Adcox, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 10:16am

Samsung is investing $380 million in South Carolina to manufacture home appliances, creating an estimated 950 jobs over the next three years, state and company officials announced Wednesday.

India approves plan to sell stake in national airline

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 10:06am

India's Cabinet has approved a plan to sell a stake in the debt-ridden national airline, Air India.

Texas Medicaid cuts leave special needs kids without therapy

Meredith Hoffman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 10:00am

Some Texas children with special needs have lost critical services since the state implemented $350 million in Medicaid cuts to speech, occupational and physical therapy in December.

Board: Pipeline security company operated without license

James MacPherson and Blake Nicholson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 9:57am

North Dakota regulators are suing a North Carolina-based private security firm hired by the developer of the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline, alleging it operated in the state without a license and has continued doing so since being denied one.

Myanmar journalists charged over visit with ethnic rebels

Esther Htusan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 9:57am

Three Myanmar journalists who reported on a drug-burning ceremony by ethnic rebels have been charged with violating a law that provides for up to three years' imprisonment for people who help illegal groups, one of their colleagues said Wednesday.

Macron's government kicks off controversial labor reform

Sylvie Corbet, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 9:56am

President Emmanuel Macron's government has launched an effort to redesign French labor rules, one of the most important and divisive promises of his presidency.

US to seek more security on international flights

Alicia A. Caldwell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 9:56am

The Homeland Security Department is set to announce new security measures Wednesday for international flights bound to the United States, which could lead to a lifting of a ban on laptops and other electronics from passenger cabins from certain airports.

USDA: Maine blueberry prices sunk to 10-year low in 2016

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 9:46am

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Maine's wild blueberry growers saw another decrease in crop value in 2016.

Trail honoring freedom fighter Harriet Tubman gains notice

Brian Witte, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 9:46am

As Harriet Tubman's role in the fight against slavery gains new appreciation in the nation and world, a historic trail in Maryland has been getting more attention.

Yoplait's sales keep falling as Chobani targets non-Greek

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 9:38am

Yoplait's sales are free falling, and its parent company is about to face even more competition in the dairy case.

How vacationing business owners cope with being unreachable

Joyce M. Rosenberg, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 9:38am

While hiking in the Himalayas for three weeks, Mike Scanlin had no cellphone service much of the time and no way to charge his phone. Running his business — a one-man operation — became a very sporadic proposition.

Venezuela: Helicopter strafes court in 'terrorist attack'

Joshua Goodman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 9:28am

A police helicopter fired on Venezuela's Supreme Court and Interior Ministry in what President Nicolas Maduro said was a thwarted terrorist attack aimed at ousting him from power.

How vacationing business owners cope with being unreachable

Joyce M. Rosenberg, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 9:27am

Technology means vacationing small business owners never have to be out of touch — unless they're someplace where there's no connectivity.

How vacationing business owners cope with being unreachable

Joyce M. Rosenberg, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 9:27am

Technology means vacationing small business owners never have to be out of touch — unless they're someplace where there's no connectivity.

How vacationing business owners cope with being unreachable

Joyce M. Rosenberg, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 9:27am

Technology means vacationing small business owners never have to be out of touch — unless they're someplace where there's no connectivity.

Making Ivanka Trump shoes: Long hours, low pay and abuse

Erika Kinetz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 9:27am

A worker with blood dripping from his head marked a low point in the tense, grinding life at a southeastern China factory used by Ivanka Trump and other fashion brands. An angry manager had hit him with the sharp end of a high-heeled shoe.

The Latest: BPI: Settlement a foundation to grow business

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 9:20am

The Latest on the settlement between Beef Products Inc. and ABC over the meat producer's "pink slime" defamation lawsuit (all times local):

The Latest: AFL-CIO pushing to kill Senate bill outright

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 9:17am

The Latest on Republican legislation to repeal and replace the Obama health care law (all times local):